Hi-fi, glasses and wine: sounding out the differences
4 Dec 2013 by Richard Hemming
Wine commentary loves to reference music. It’s as if those who are obsessed with the former are genetically destined to obsess about the latter. Single varietal wines are soloists while blends are concertos. Volume of alcohol is literalised into pianissimo and fortissimo. This wine is baroque while that one is heavy metal. I wonder if music writers ever compare their art form to wine? The nocturne was played with all the haunting beauty of a Vosne-Romanée Malconsorts. The extended free jazz passage was as tasteless as Trebbiano. The drummer had the muscle of Tannat but the soul of Nebbiolo. I somehow doubt it. However, there...

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